Update on balloon frame barn 94837.1
Last September I initiated a spirited discussion (94837.1 ) on a balloon framed barn I wanted to build for myself. Well, the barn is complete and I just wanted to offer an update to everyone. My concern about rafter thrust at the time seems almost silly now–after building the structure as I had originally intended, but with the 16″ center rafters required by the building department, the results are VERY solid. These rafters are going nowhere, nor is the rest of the building.
I’ve posted a series of pictures on my business website, including close-ups of the balloon framing, for those who want to check it out:
Thanks to all those who posted (including those who told me I was making a mistake!) because I really appreciate the forum to bounce ideas back and forth. When I get a little more money I’ll finish off the inside of this barn and move my shop tools there. If anyone wants further details on the project just let me know.